cambridge contemporary art

Karolina Larusdottir

b.1944 - d.2019 Reykjavik, Iceland

She studied at the Sir John Cass College, London (1964-65), the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford (1965-67) and Barking College of Art (1977-80). 

Her watercolours, oil paintings and hand-made etchings are often inspired by her childhood in Iceland.

Her grandfather's hotel in Reykjavik has provided a wealth of imagery. In some works she created a world of her own with imagined people in strange situations. Her work contains a wry humour that enhances the surreal and timeless qualities she creates when dealing with her favourite topic, people.

She has received numerous awards and commissions. Some paintings have been commissioned by the Icelandic Government to present to visiting dignitaries. She was a member of the New English Art Club, the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers and the Royal Watercolour Society. In 1993 her biography was published in Iceland.

Her work is featured in numerous private and public collections world-wide including those of The British Museum, London, The Vatican, H.M. Queen Elizabeth and the Icelandic National Collection.

Go to our Printmaking Techniques page for more information on how these prints are created

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on info@cambridgegallery.co.uk or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £308-£974.


An Unexpected Dinner Guest

etching

12 x 10 cm

£308

Dress Shop

etching

12 x 10 cm

£308

Family

etching

12 x 10 cm

£308

Solace

etching

12 x 10 cm

£308

The Hat

etching

12 x 10 cm

£374

The Outing

etching

15 x 10 cm

£308

The Pram

etching

12 x 6 cm

£308

The Chef's Favourites

etching

12 x 10 cm

£308

Neighbours

etching

15 x 10 cm

£308

The Lover

etching

18 x 18 cm

£462

Silver

etching

20 x 15 cm

£473

Family

lithograph

48.5 x 39 cm

£869


Bouquet

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Cafe

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Last Minute Repair

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Primadonna

etching

12 x 10 cm

£374

Reading

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Safe Crossing

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Service

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Setting Off

etching

12 x 10 cm

£374

Stagefright

etching

12 x 10 cm

£374

Sunday

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Tea and Toast

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

The Leader

etching

12 x 10 cm

£374

The Prize

etching

15 x 10 cm

£374

Woman in a Submarine

etching

15.5 x 12 cm

SOLD

A Bird In Hand

etching

19 x 12 cm

£506

Heavy Load

etching

12 x 17 cm

£506

Low Tide

etching

15 x 15 cm

£506

Small Still Life

etching

20 x 15 cm

£506

The Garden

etching

18 x 11 cm

£506

The Danish Baker

etching

25 x 20 cm

£550

A Leap of Faith

etching

29.5 x 24.5 cm

£594

Hat and Coat

etching

29.5 x 19.5 cm

£594

Soup

etching

29.5 x 19.5 cm

£594

The Bird Woman

etching

29.5 x 19.5 cm

£594

The River

etching

29.5 x 19.5 cm

£594

The Dark Forest

etching

24.5 x 19.5 cm

£625 framed

Actors

etching

35.5 x 29.5 cm

£660

Leyja Comes to Hotel Borg

etching

39.5 x 29.5 cm

£660

New Year's Eve

etching

39.5 x 29.5 cm

£660

High Tide

etching

49.5 x 39.5 cm

£869

Mirror Mirror

etching

49.5 x 39.5 cm

£869

The Anniversary

etching

49.5 x 39.5 cm

£869

Trifle

etching

49.5 x 39.5 cm

£869

Visit to the Summer House

etching

49.5 x 39.5 cm

£869

Pancakes

etching

49 x 39 cm

£974 framed